Back in the Saddle: A Writing Update

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In the past few months, our family has bought a car, sold a car, bought a house, watched our lender go MIA and then quit the company leaving us high and dry a week before closing, then started over in buying a house thanks to some very understanding sellers and a savvy realtor, then had a baby (our third, all under five years old) then sold a house, which included 36 private viewings in 21 days (while managing three little ones), then moved, then I was gone for a week to run a work conference, then unpacking, unpacking, unpacking, then our kid’s birthday party, then a wedding we attended…

…needless to say, writing has taken a back seat to life.

But I’m back(ish), though ironically I’m putting my ‘current’ WIP (The Queen of Clubs) aside and working on my older project (The Siren’s Lyric) instead. I love the potential in QoC, but have no idea where to take it at the moment. What’s worse, in regards to what I do know about the plot direction, I keep writing in a completely different direction, which is fine, but I’m finding that I’m going to trap myself. Also, secretly, I’ve never given up on Siren’s Lyric. I like the story a lot and have always had some bold ideas on how/where to fix it. So far, some of my harshest critics say I’m going the right direction with what they’ve read. Hopefully that’s true.

So there it is. I’m a fool, but I’m diving back into The Siren’s Lyric. The results will be very different, for those who’ve read some of all of it. Hopefully it will be cleaner and a stronger read for my efforts.

Wish me luck!


About authorphilpartington

Phil is a writing enthusiast of many years, having been published in numerous online and national print trade and sports publications over the past decade. He has spent the past five years delving back into the world of fiction writing, focussing on the fantasy, horror and suspense genres. Deshay of the Woods is his first novel.
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